When travelers are rewarded for making decisions that save their companies money, a change in behavior will result that benefits both parties, according to a new study from Tripkicks, a platform focused on rewarding business travelers who make cost-conscious decisions. The study showed that while cutting costs through automation, negotiations and restrictive travel policies has been effective, additional savings can come from managing traveler behavior. When business travelers spend less than their trip budget using Tripkicks technology, they keep a portion of the savings. According to the company, companies can greatly reduce their travel and expense budgets using a traveler-centric platform, where significant cost savings are fueled by employee flexibility and empowerment. The study said companies must adopt new tools, technologies and policies, and pilot new concepts, “even those that perhaps made us uncomfortable in the past” – such as rideshare and lodging rentals.